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Citation Help!

Did you just find out that you have to write a paper using either APA, MLA, or CMS citation format and you have no idea what this means or how to use it?  Your first stop might be contacting the Writing Lab to make an appointment by contacting Patti Molai:  office (C109), via email ( or by phone (303-340-7536).  Please provide your full name, S#, desired time, and contact information.

Otherwise, don't fret! We have a number of resources here that can assist you in clarifying what all these formats look like and how to use them. You will also find information on other citation resources that can help you keep track of useful resources you have already found.

What is PLAGIARISM and how to avoid it? [HINT - THIS is why citing is SO important!!!]

Purdue OWL

The Purdue Online Writing Lab can provide useful writing resources as well as research and citation help for APA, MLA and CMS formats. Click on Purdue OWL above to view their website.

Check out these YouTube videos links for MLA, APA, and CMS style formats.

Modern Language Association

American Psychological Association

Chicago Manual of Style

Have you found all the resources that you need for your paper, but need a little bit of organization help. Try these citation widgets and other citation links.

EasyBib: the bibliography maker.


Son of Citation


Zotero (Firefox extension)

Check this YouTube video on how to use the reference function in Microsoft Word 2013.

Here is a document that shows you how to create your bibliography, reference list, or works cited page in Microsoft Word 2013.

Create a bibliography


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